SAP Cloud Drives SCM
for Intelligent Enterprises
October 25, 2018
Cloud Platform innovations that allow customers to easily connect their
demand chain to their supply chain, meet new privacy and security
regulations, and provide an exclusive cloud environment for their
“SAP delivers the Intelligent Enterprise for customers, totally
redefining the value they can get from enterprise software by giving
them the visibility, focus and agility they need to survive in times of
accelerated change,” said Björn Goerke, president of SAP Cloud Platform
and chief technology officer at SAP.
Applications and Processes Connected
To simplify and provide end-to-end connections between business
processes and applications, SAP announced the general availability of
the artificial intelligence and machine learning–based integration
content advisor for SAP Cloud Platform, new scenarios for the Cloud
Integration Automation service, and the SAP Cloud Platform Open
SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors add to the robust SAP Cloud Platform
Integration Suite by allowing customers to easily connect SAP business
processes with more than 150 non-SAP application solutions. This means
customers can automate business processes across their complete app
portfolio. For example, using SAP Ariba solutions, SAP S/4HANA and an
external procurement supplier app, a customer can automate a purchase
order through to purchase remittance.
Medical equipment retailer Bastide Le Confort Medical S.A. deployed an
order processing solution built on SAP Cloud Platform, cutting the time
to complete sales transactions and improving customer care.
“Our new sales process, based on SAP Cloud Platform, has been very well
received by our sales teams,” Bastide Le Confort CIO Grégoire de Jabrun
said. “It’s now faster and simpler to process orders, and that means
that our staff can provide better customer care.”
New Business Services Delivered to Optimize Business Processes
The business partner service on SAP Cloud Platform, planned for general
availability in November, will deliver purpose-built master data
services that access, manage, enrich and orchestrate enterprise business
applications, including SAP S/4HANA and SAP’s line-of-business (LoB)
solutions. The master data services can be shared and reused for any LoB-specific
intelligent business processes, such as source to pay or lead to cash.
This helps ensure a consistent and comprehensive view of customers,
sales and products.
More Cloud Deployment Choices
the private edition of SAP Cloud Platform, SAP offers customers more
choice and flexibility to meet their need to deploy innovation across
hybrid landscapes. The private edition will be available in data centers
of our partners, including IBM and Atos, to provide customers a
dedicated private platform as a service on which to innovate, deploy
prebuilt extensions and consume new partner services.
IBM is now offering the private edition of SAP Cloud Platform for
select IBM Cloud Data Centers The service was initially rolled out in
North America and provides additional value-added capabilities, such as
SAP S/4HANA extensions, data-driven SAP HANA applications and
integration with IBM Watson services.
Atos plans to onboard customers to
the private edition of SAP Cloud Platform in its data centers in Europe
and the Middle East starting in early 2019. The service will combine
Codex data-driven smart business services and SAP S/4HANA extensions to
accelerate deployment of (hybrid) end-to-end solutions.